From Vice President to President

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From Vice President to President: George H.W. Bush The Democrats had regained control of the Senate in 1986 and were confident as they went into the  1988 presidential election. During the primaries, there were several interesting challengers for the  Democratic nomination, among them Reverend Jesse Jackson, the African-American civil rights  leader. In the end, the party turned to Michael Dukakis, the governor of Massachusetts, who had  balanced the state's budget and had a reputation as a good manager. On the Republican side, Vice  President George Bush was chosen as Reagan's successor, and Reagan campaigned hard for the  Bush ticket, which had a relatively unknown senator from Indiana, Dan Quayle, in the second spot.  Dukakis ran a surprisingly weak campaign and squandered the substantial lead he had secured in  the early polls. Bush went on the offensive with negative ads that attacked Dukakis as being soft on 
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  • Fall '08
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  • President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, Vice President of the United States, Vice President to President

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